Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the latest addition to its new BGS (Ball Guide Screw) linear rail product line. The BGS06 linear rail with the integrated IDEA Drive is a versatile system utilizing the popular size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor linear actuator with an integrated and fully programmable stepper motor controller.
LCD, LED, Plasma, OLED - These terms get uses by sales people at your local TV store, but do you REALLY understand what they mean? Learn the basics in under 3 minutes! Linus Sebastian of Techquickie gives a good primer on these common display technologies.
Altera Corporation announced the company achieved another significant milestone in transceiver technology by demonstrating the industry’s first programmable device with 32-Gbps transceiver capabilities. The demonstration uses a 20 nm device based on TSMC’s 20SoC process technology.
Pixelligent Technologies, an innovator in manufacturing nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, announces the launch of its PixClear™ Zirconia nanocrystals. When incorporated into existing products, the nanoadditives can dramatically increase light output and readability of modern touch screens and displays.
Touchstone Semiconductor announced that it has added two new, micropower operational amplifiers (op amps) to its “NanoWatt Analog” high-performance analog integrated circuits portfolio: the TS1003 and TS1005, both available in SC70-5 packaging and ready to ship from Digi-Key, Touchstone Semiconductor’s authorized distributor.
STMicroelectronics has introduced the world’s smallest TVS diode for protecting sensitive electronics in consumer products and handhelds. As the first such device to be offered in the industry’s smallest standard surface-mount outline of 0.45 x 0.2mm, the ESDAVLC6-1BV2 is one size smaller than today’s 0.6 x 0.3mm devices.
APEM introduces its AV Series pushbutton switches with an overmold actuator. Complementing APEM’s line of pushbutton switches, the AV Series is ideally suited for applications pertaining to security panels, public kiosks, vending machines, ATM machines, handicap access control panels, and heavy hydraulic lift equipment.
Well, well, well. It looks like Facebook has finally decided to join the big boys and create their own phone. It’s the phone that absolutely no one was waiting for. To quote the parody video below, “Stop. Don’t do that. Nobody wants it.”
Pixus Technologies now offers 40G AdvancedTCA (ATCA) backplanes in the 6-slot and 14-slot sizes. The 40G ATCA backplanes from Pixus Technologies are designed to PICMG 3.0 Rev 3.0 specifications. The 6 slot version features dual pluggable shelf manager/switch connections.
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced today the release of a hazardous location LED string light system designed to provide higher efficiency, higher output, and better reliability and safety than traditional incandescent string lights. The EPL-SL-8X4FT-LED Explosion Proof LED String Light set incorporates the latest in LED lighting technology....
Electro Standards Laboratories announces the Model 9462 5-channel CAT5e RJ45 A/B/C switch. This manually operated switch features independent switching in a slim rackmount configuration. The Model 9462 enables the user to access three 10/100/1000 Base-T CAT5e networks for each channel.
Mobility continues to be the hottest trend for the semiconductor and electronics industry. As though there were any need for supporting data, the major electronics shows from the first quarter of 2013 displayed and demoed the latest array of mobile devices.
Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the release of the APS43MI / APS50MIG / APS63MI series of 2 x4” medical approved switching power supplies with the industry’s lowest profile of only 0.92” and single outputs ranging from 3.3~60VDC.
AVX Corporation has introduced a new ultra-broadband capacitor series. Designed to address DC blocking from 16KHz to 40GHz, AVX’s new GX03 Series Ultra-Broadband Capacitors exhibit ultra-broadband performance....
One should never swap quality for instant gratification. Yet that’s exactly what EdX, a nonprofit educational organization founded by Harvard and MIT, is doing with their automated grading software that promises “instant feedback” on students’ essays. Creativity need not apply.
With Google's self-driving car hitting the road and all sorts of driver-assistance features hitting the showroom, it's a crazy time for drivers and designers alike. Cars are practically overflowing with (good and bad) attempts to integrate outside technology (smartphones, weather apps, virtual assistants) into vehicles interfaces.
Omnetics Connector Corporation announces its latest addition to the Nano 360 family, the SureCon 360. These connectors are available in 6, 11 or 16 positions, with an IP67 rating and 3 different cable options: Military (UL94 V-O material), Medical (ISO10993 biocompatible) and standard grade.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s TGF2018, a discrete 180-Micron pHEMT which operates from DC to 20 GHz. The TGF2018 is designed using TriQuint's proven standard 0.25um power pHEMT production process.
Aries has designed a completely, new and cost effective concept for test sockets. So how is this new design cost effective? Two main reasons. First, each contact position consists of just two elements – a probe, and a spring. Second, Aries has “tooled up” five different sizes of “standardized” socket subassemblies.
Larson Electronics Magnalight has announced today the release of an explosion proof metal halide work light with magnetic mounting base designed to provide high power illumination combined with versatile mounting capabilities. The EPL-BS-70-220V-100-3XMB Explosion Proof Metal Halide Light produces 32,000 lumens of light output....
Anderson Power Products announces the launch of the Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle. The Saf-D-Grid connection system protects the user from DC arcing during mating and unmating. This innovative design enables the safe connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid powered by high efficiency DC sources.
This week on WDD's HotSpot: DJI's new GPS equipped Phantom is an aerial platform for the FOPRO HERO action cam. Featuring a lithium polymer battery, an RGB LED indicator, an Enhanced fail-safe feature, and an Intelligent Orientation Control, this quad-copter makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft.
As if we didn't have enough to worry about with government tracking and collecting information on our every move, we also have to be on the lookout for data pirates. Although, if the pirates get their hands on the government databases, the problem begins to look like a single problem with diverse parts.
Mouser Electronics now stocks the Inverted Thru Board SMT Connectors from TE Connectivity. The offering eliminates wire management issues on the top surface of LED PCBs. TE Connectivity’s High Power Inverted Thru Board Connectors eliminate wire dress management issues with discrete wire leads on the top surface of LED printed circuit boards.
iWatt has expanded its PrimAccurate pulse width modulation (PWM) controller platform to include two new power adapter chipsets that offer the company’s fastest standby recovery. The iW1766 + iW628 and iW1767 + iW628 chipsets provide ultra-low, <10mW standby power at up to 12W output power....